More video shown, Cup Foods employee testifies on Day 2 of federal trial in Floyd’s death
The second witness to take the stand was Christopher Martin, who worked at Cup Foods on May 25, 2020. Martin said he was the employee who accepted the bill he assumed was fake from Floyd, noting he didn’t think Floyd knew it was fake because he seemed high.
Martin and a couple of his coworkers went to Floyd’s vehicle to try to get Floyd and the others to come back inside the store twice but they refused. A store employee then called the police.
Martin also testified that he later heard the crowd of people yelling at Thao to “check his pulse” and saw Thao push two people back onto the sidewalk. Martin said when he looked at Floyd, he looked “dead.”
Judge Magnuson called for a lunch break before the defense cross-examines Martin.
Court is set to reconvene around 2 p.m.
The federal trial of three former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd is set to continue Tuesday with the first full day of witness testimony.
After opening statements wrapped up Monday afternoon, the government called its first witness to the stand late in the afternoon but most notably played a nearly 30-minute clip of Thomas Lane’s body camera video.
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In the first full day of witness testimony on Tuesday, more bodycam video is expected to be played for the jurors.
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This is a developing story. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS will continue updating this story as the trial proceeds.